On Monday night, the NBA Finals will get back underway with the series heading back to the Mile High City for Game 5 after the Denver Nuggets were able to get two wins on the home floor of the Miami Heat.
After dropping Game 2 of the Finals to the Heat in Denver, the Nuggets were thought to get all they could handle in the next two games in Miami.
Unfortunately for the Heat, the Nuggets made easy work of Jimmy Butler and company on the road and now will have a chance to win the franchise’s first NBA title on Monday, with the odds tilting heavily in the team’s favor.
With the Nuggets potentially wrapping things up in Game 5 on Monday, StatMuse has taken a look at the most clutch players in the Finals using the metric of the most points scored by players in the fourth quarter in the first four games of this series.
It’s not all that surprising that two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic is the player with the most points in the Finals up to this point.
Most 4th quarter points in the Finals:
28 — Nikola Jokic
25 — Jamal Murray
23 — Duncan Robinson
22 — Bam Adebayo pic.twitter.com/bokT3DoGo5
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 11, 2023
Jokic has been virtually unstoppable in this series, followed closely by his Nuggets teammate Jamal Murray, who has always played exceptionally well in the first four games.
Although the Nuggets are favored to come out on top in Game 5 back on their home floor of Ball Arena, the Heat can’t be counted out in this series, which means the Finals could be headed back to Miami for at least one more game if Erik Spoelstra’s squad can figure out how to get another win in Denver.NEXT: Mike Malone Reveals His Concern About Closeout Games